Over
the
past
85
years,
Tamil
Nadu
has
produced
a
lot
of
cricketers
who
have
built
the
foundation
for
the
thriving
sport
as
we
see
it
today.
As
it
is
well
known,
cricketers
in
the
early
50’s
and
60’s
did
not
get
much
monetary
benefit
playing
the
game
that
we
all
love
so
much.

In
recognition
and
appreciation
of
their
immense
contribution
towards
the
game,
TNCA
has
instituted
a
one-time
payment
of
Rs.
5
Lakhs
to
cricketers,
grounds
men,
match
officials
and
others
who
helped
build
our
sport.

Welcoming
this
initiative,
CSK
whose
home
base
is
Chennai,
Tamil
Nadu
have
come
forward
to
show
their
love
and
respect
to
these
veterans
and
will
be
contributing
Rs.
7
Lakhs
each
to
some
of
the
veteran
cricketers

the
number
synonymous
with
our
much-loved
captain.
CSK
encourages
their
large
fan
base
of
over
27million
fans
to
celebrate
the
achievement
and
show
their
Yellove
to
these
veterans.


The
beneficiaries
include:


1.
Shri
K
R

Rajagopal

A
superlative
batsman
and
wicket
keeper
who
played
for
Tamil
Nadu.
He
was
distinctly
unlucky
to
miss
out
on
the
1967
Indian
team
tour
to
Australia
by
a
whisker
despite
his
prolific
scores
in
that
year’s
Domestic
tournaments,
amassing
nearly
800
runs
in
the
Ranji
Trophy.


2.
Shri
Najam
Hussain


A
great
all-rounder
who
played
for
Mysore,
Madras
and
Jolly
Rovers
in
the
1960s
&
scored
a
century
for
Mysore
against
Hyderabad
in
a
historic
match
that
created
a
world
record
for
the
first
time
in
80
years
of
cricket.
All
the
20
wickets
claimed
by
Mysore
were
dismissals
recorded
as
‘Caught’.


3.
Shri
S
V
S
Mani


He
played
for
Tamil
Nadu
&
South
Zone
alongside
legends
such
as
VV
Kumar,
S
Venkataraghavan,
AG
Milkha
Singh,
Jaisimha,
Prasanna
and
AG
Kripal
Singh
and
was
in
the
Test
Reserve
of
the
Indian
team.


4.
Shri
R
Prabhakar


A
Tamil
Nadu
Ranji
player
who
often
opened
the
bowling
with
his
medium-pace
cutters
and
batted
well
down
the
order.
His
160+
knock
in
30
overs
of
the
Hindu
Trophy
included
16
sixes
and
fourteen
fours
is
still
etched
in
the
minds
of
people
who
witnessed
the
knock.


5.
Shri
K
Parthasarathy


A
popular
Curator
of
M
A
Chidambaram
stadium
from
1973
till
his
retirement
in
2013.
He
has
curated
matches
in
all
formats
including
3
World
Cup
matches,
4
Women’s
World
Cup
matches,
India
‘A’ series
games
and
was
also
associated
with
the
tied
Test
in
1986.



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